Wine List

Grand Tasting : NV Mémoire Extra Brut, NV Invitation Extra Brut, 2017 Instantanée Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut, NV Insouciance Rose Extra Brut

Gala Dinner : NV Mémoire Extra Brut Magnum, 2016 Instanatanée Blanc de Noirs Extra Brut Magnum, 2014 Four Elements Pinot Noir Verzenay Extra Brut Magnum


Georges Huré and his wife Jeanne began bottling champagne at their estate in Ludes as early as 1960, but it was their son Raoul, together with his brothers Marc and Jean-Marie, who founded the current business in 1970, starting with just two hectares of vines. Since 2008, Raoul’s son François (pictured) has been at the helm of the estate, following studies in Burgundy and practical experience at a number of wineries around the world, including Domaine de Montille in Burgundy, Domaine Ferraton and M. Chapoutier in the Rhône, Coldstream Hills Winery in Australia, and Pegasus Bay Winery in New Zealand. His brother Pierre, who has also worked for other wineries such as Domaine Barge in Côte Rôtie and Seresin Estate in New Zealand, returned to the family estate in 2013, and now manages the vineyards.


The Huré family owns ten hectares of vines, four of which are in Ludes. Another three hectares are in Brouillet and Serzy et Prin in the Vallée de l’Ardre to the northwest, with some meunier in Villedommange and a hectare of chardonnay in Vavray-le-Grand, near Vitry. Across the estate, the plantings are roughly 40 percent pinot noir, 40 percent meunier and 20 percent chardonnay, and the Hurés also purchase an additional 1.5 hectares of chardonnay in Rilly-la-Montagne. Vineyard work is largely organic, with natural cover crops and organic compost, and the Hurés maintain control over farming and picking of the contracted parcels as well.


Pressing takes place in a Coquard PAI, purchased in 2014 to replace the family’s traditional vertical press. All parcels are vinified separately and kept apart until the final blending, with an increasing number of parcels fermented in oak barrels of various sizes, from 228-liter barriques to 600-liter demi-muids. Since 2009 a portion of the reserve wine has been stored in 4,500-liter foudres as well. No bâtonnage is used for any of the wines in barrel, and none of the barrel-fermented wines go through malolactic: Huré, in fact, has been decreasing the use of malolactic over the last decade, and today a minority portion of the production goes through malo.